National NOW Times >> Spring 2003 >> Article
It's About Discrimination
by Lisa Bennett, Communications Director
Johnson talks about Augusta being "private," which gives him the right to proudly hang his "No Girls Allowed" sign. However the attention that is focused on the club every April is very public. CBS televises the Masters, and top corporations line up with sponsorship dollars.
"The controversy surrounding the Masters and Augusta is NOT about golf, any more than Title IX is only about sports," said NOW President Kim Gandy. "It's about denying women access to the power and privilege that come with belonging to such a club." Gandy notes that alliances are formed among members at Augusta that result in business deals and career advancement.
Gandy concludes, "Not until women can walk through the same distinguished gates as men will we be able to say that we're truly equal."
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